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Final Kentucky bowl projections

Where will the Wildcats play their final game of 2019?

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The Kentucky Wildcats are bowl eligible for the fourth-straight year under Mark Stoops.

The 7-5 Wildcats, who were coming off a 10-win season last year, are once again back in the postseason, and they should make a pretty good bowl game.

While they could’ve easily had a far better record and a much better bowl projection had they knocked off Florida, Kentucky will nonetheless be playing past the regular season, which, for Wildcat fans, should be a win.

That said, it’s not easy to predict where teams will land, but there are a few obvious selections for Kentucky.

Here’s a rundown of where five experts from various sites placed Kentucky.

ESPN - Mark Schlabach

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Wisconsin

ESPN - Kyle Bonagura

Belk Bowl: Pittsburgh

247 Sports - Brad Crawford

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Indiana

KSR - Matt Jones

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Indiana or Iowa

CBS Sports - Jerry Palm

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Indiana

Overall, the best opponent would be the first prediction, Wisconsin vs. Kentucky. The game would be electric. It’d be trying for the Wildcats defense to slow down Jonathan Taylor, while Lynn Bowden Jr. would be facing one of college’s best run defenses.

Kentucky fans should want a bowl game where a win would end this season on the highest note possible, and beating Wisconsin would do that.

However, taking on an old rival in Indiana would also be a fun matchup. And Iowa is Mark Stoops’ alma mater.

Where do you want to see Kentucky go bowling? Let us know in the comments section.